1/4/17 - [VIDEO] PR & Chill

I was fortunate enough to be featured by our good friends at TrainHeroic. The topic of the segment was the psychology of taking on a max effort in the gym through the lens of one of the strongman programs they digitally manage for me called Strongman 202.

This course, which is available to take after one has graduated Strongman 101, asks that athletes (amongst other things) find a maximal effort twice per week. While this sounds aggressive, it is an important pillar in our training, but context is key. That context sets the stages for what you’re watching above.

The max effort doesn’t need to be inclusive of excess psychological stress, attaching meaning to the effort, loss of sound technique, and a host of other misunderstood and assumed characteristics of finding a one rep max. I hope this can change your approach in the gym a bit and give you insight into a day in the life of a new program.


Logan Gelbrich


1/4/17 WOD

Make 3 attempts of the following:

Max Kipping Pulls Ups



Then, complete 3 rounds for time of:

10 Pistols

15 Toes-to-Bar

10 Burpees

30 Walking Lunges